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Dubai gives permit for 23,000 buildings

Posted on Feb 22, 11:13AM | IANS

Dubai, Feb 22 : The Dubai Municipality last year gave permission for the construction of 23,243 buildings in the emirate.

Yusuf Abdullah, acting director of the Buildings Department, said: "Total construction permissions include 12,952 private villas, 1,366 commercial villas, 2,182 industrial buildings, 2,227 facilities, 3,339 multi-storey buildings and 1,117 floor additions."

The department issued 2,421 completion certificates, while it also demolished 197 sites during the year.